People are often afraid of rolls when they start Aikido. But Aikido rolls are meant to be comfortable, and they help you to feel good. They soften up your body, and the slight dizzy feeling they give you helps you to find One-Point. So find a good soft surface, and get started.
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|How to do it.|
(Practice on a soft, forgiving surface.)
Squat down with your left knee on the ground and your right knee up. Put the top of your left foot on the mat - in other words, your toes should not be up.
|Sit down behind your left foot.|
|Roll almost straight backwards, but slightly towards your right shoulder. The ground should pass just to the right of your head.|
|Continue rolling back until you return to your starting position. Repeat steps 2 through 4 until something gets in the way. Turn around and roll back.|